Gateway State Trail Snapshot Tour

Welcome to the Gateway State Trail virtual tour! Discover miles of trail that wind through prairie, woods, and agricultural areas. We hope the tour prompts you to visit the state trail in person sometime soon.


Photo of the trail head visitor kiosks located at Pine Point Park.
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Pine Point Park

The eastern-most portion of the trail ends in Pine Point Park. Thie park is administered by Washington County and has 5 miles of multi-use trails. If you use this parking lot, please be aware that Washington County requires permits on all vehicles. The future vison for the gateway State trail is to extend to William O'Brien State Park and then up to Interstate State PA

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Experience a bicycle rider's view of the Gateway State Trail from Pine Point Park to Highway 61.


Photo of farmland along the eastern stretch of the Gateway State Trail.
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Farm Near Highway 61

The Gateway State Trail is a total of 17.8 miles long. During the winter, the trail from Cuyuga Street to Jamaca Avenue is plowed for walkers and from Jamaca Avenue to Pine Point Park the trail is groomed for classical cross-country skiing.

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Experience a bicycle rider's view of the Gateway State Trail from Highway 611 to Manning Avenue.


Photo of the a dusty trail stretching off into the distance under blue skies and rural landscapes.
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Farm Fields

As you start to reach the eastern end of the trail, you will pass more and more agricultural areas.


Photo of a restoration of a prairie along which occassionally needs controlled burns to keep healthy.
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Manning Praire

Just west of the historic Manning Avenue Bridge, you will find Manning Prairie. This praire is in the process of being restored. Throughout the year as you pass by, you may find staff trimming brush, collecting seeds, or even performing a prescribed fire.


Photo of the view on top of the Highway 96 Bridge.
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Highway 96 Bridge

Enjoy the view as you travel over the Highway 96 Bridge. Underneath the bridge there is a parking lot, toilet, and horse corral. Just west of this bridge is Duluth Junction where Brown's Creek State Trail will be intersecting the Gateway State Trail.


Photo of horses that visitor might encounter when traveling along the trail.
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Ponds

Please be respectful of horses as you travel along the trail. Horses can be ridden on the eastern 9.2 miles of the trail.


Photo of visitors enjoying a varity of trail uses along the Gateway State Trail?
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Fun For Everyone

Did you know you can walk, run, rollerblade, and horseback ride along the Gateway State Trail?


Photo of a trail location offering a connection to County Highway 12 and a rest area with a trail map, bench and a hitching post for horses.
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Highway 12 Underpass - East Entrance

Start pedaling to get up the hill as you travel under Count Highway 12 in the city of Grant. This location offers a connection to County Highway 12 and a rest area with a trail map, bench and a hitching post for horses.


Photo of the west entrance under Count Highway 12 overpass, located in the city of Grant.
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Highway 12 Underpass - West Entrance

Experience a coast downhill as you travel under Count Highway 12 in the city of Grant.


Photo of the dual track trail, one side paved, and the other often used by horseback riders.
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Fields and Woods

Take in a variety of views as you travel past farmer's fields, natural areas, and wetlands.


Photo of a series of ponds which are home to a variety of birds living and visiting the area.
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Capaul's Ponds

Enjoy the feeling of nature as you travel between a series of ponds. Keep a close eye and ear out for a variety of birds living and visiting the area.


Photo of the trail Interstate 694 overpass.
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Interstate 694 Underpass

You can peacefully ride the trail as traffic rushes overhead on the 694 overpass. This is the beginning of the horse trail which continues east to Pine Point Park.


Photo of the parking lot located midway point of the trail which divides the rural feel of the eatern half of the trail and the urban feel of the western half.
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55th Street North Parking Lot

This is the trail's largest parking area located in Oakdale near the intersection of Hadley Avenue and Highway 36. The parking lot is at the midway point of the trail. It is also a dividing line between the rural feel of the eatern half of the trail and the urban feel of the western half.

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Experience a bicycle rider's view of the Gateway State Trail from Hadley Avenue to North St. Paul Urban Ecology Center.


Photo of the trail location near North St. Paul Urban Ecology Center, managed by the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, as a wetland restoration project and an urban environmental education resource for area schools.
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North St. Paul Urban Ecology Center

The trail boarders the south edge of the North St. Paul Urban Ecology Center. Managed by the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, this area was designed as a wetland restoration project and an urban environmental education resource for area schools. This is a great place to enjoy natural resources in an urban setting.


Photo of where the trail crosses over Keller Creek, the waterway that connects Keller Lake and Lake Phalen.
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Keller Creek Bridge

The trail crosses over Keller Creek which connects Keller Lake and Lake Phalen. The connecting trail takes you to the Phalen Keller regional Park which includes a picnic area, fishing pier, boat ramp, play equipment, trails around the lakes, and more.


Photo of a view on top of the Westminester Street  bridge in the city of St. Paul.
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Westminester Bridge

Cross over Westminester Street in the city of St. Paul, and enjoy a view of the neighborhood from up high.


Photo of the Gateway Community Gardens. featuring tiles on the pergola created by local school children.
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Community Gardens

Stop for a visit at the Gateway Community Gardens. The vision for the garden is fellowship through gardening and art. The lovely tiles on the pergola were created by local school children. Take time to enjoy the beautiful flowers and vegetables, but please don't pick anything.

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Experience a bicycle rider's view of the Gateway State Trail from Maryland Ave to Cuyuga Street Trailhead.


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This program is made possible by funds from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.